Were you involved in a car accident? If you are an Uber driver and you were recently involved in a car accident, you might be worried about continuing to earn income by driving with Uber. Was your account deactivated? Are you concerned about whether it will be reactivated? Although being able to get back into your normal routine of driving for Uber is important, you must also consider the possibility of taking legal action for the harm that you suffered in the accident.
If you would like to learn more about your right to sue after being involved in an Uber accident, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with our experts at your earliest convenience. Our Uber accident lawyers are ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with the guidance that you need to pursue a claim and fight for your right to recover compensation.
If you are in need of legal assistance, do not hesitate to contact the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group. Our lawyers are ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with all the information that you need to take legal action against the liable party or entity. If you are ready to learn more about your right to sue and receive compensation, do not hesitate to contact our firm today.
The Likelihood of Uber Accidents
As Uber becomes more popular and the number of Uber drivers increase, the likelihood of Uber accidents also increases. Auto accidents can simply happen at any time. Whether you are driving as your primary source of income or just to get where you need to go, you could be in an accident. It can be your actions that directly contribute to the accident, or the accident could occur through no fault of your own.
Regardless of the cause of the accident, affected parties are likely to suffer a variety of injuries, including but not limited to head injuries, brain injuries, back injuries, neck injuries, broken bones, lacerations, sprains, and bruises, for example. Although some accidents could result in only minor injuries, many accidents can cause devastating injuries.
What Should I Do?
You were involved in an accident while driving for Uber; now, what? What should you do? After being involved in an accident, it is easy to simply feel overcome. Many affected parties simply do not know what to do next; they let the panic take over. After an Uber accident, affected parties should do the following:
- Check the condition of all parties involved in the accident
- Take photos of the scene of the accident
- Take photos of all injuries suffered
- Take photos of all property damage
- Contact emergency services if necessary
- Contact the local authorities and file an accident report
- Take screenshots of the Uber app that show the active ride
- Gather insurance information of all parties involved
- Gather contact information of all parties involved
- Gather witness’ contact information
- Contact Uber and report the accident
- Seek medical attention
- Gather all medical records
- Seek legal assistance immediately
Without a doubt, doing everything that’s listed above could seem daunting. However, following the recommended actions above could help you gather the tools necessary to prepare to file your claim. For more information about the specific steps that you should take immediately after being involved in an Uber accident, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance as soon as possible.
What Happens if an Uber Driver is involved in an Accident?
When Uber drivers are involved in accidents, Uber typically temporarily deactivates drivers’ accounts. Drivers are usually deactivated while Uber investigates the incident. This is a precaution that the rideshare company takes. After all, a reckless Uber driver that caused one accident can easily cause another accident. Depending on the complexity of the investigation, the deactivation could last anywhere from a few weeks to months.
Based on Uber’s policies, drivers with three accidents on their record within a three-year period cannot drive for the company as they are seen as a significant liability. If you are involved in your third accident within a three year period, your Uber account will likely be permanently deactivated (at least until at least one of the accidents is no longer on the record).
Will Uber Reactivate My Account?
Will Uber reactivate your driver account after a deactivation because of an accident? If your account was temporarily deactivated after an accident, it is likely that it will be reactivated after Uber concludes its investigation. This might take some time depending on the incident. If your vehicle was damaged, it is possible for Uber to request proof that your vehicle is safe to be driven. Reactivation is not guaranteed, however. If you have been in a total of three accidents within a three-year period, Uber might not reactivate your account. This is simply because Uber cannot insure a driver with so many accidents on his or her record – because the driver is too much of a liability. After some time, when there are no longer three accidents within the three-year period, Uber might reconsider and reactivate your account. Depending on the date that your accidents occurred, you might not need to wait long for reactivation.
Will Uber Cover the Costs of the Accident?
Uber has a significant insurance policy that could cover the cost of accidents. Uber has a one-million-dollar policy, specifically. The insurance policy applies as soon as the Uber driver logs onto the app and is available to accept a ride. If the Uber driver is active (but hasn’t accepted a ride request), he or she will be covered by up to $50,000 in liability and $25,000 in property damage.
As soon as an Uber driver accepts a ride request (even if the passenger hasn’t been picked up yet), he or she will be covered by up to $1,000,000 in liability. Passengers in the vehicle involved in the accident are also covered by this policy. The policy also consists of $1,000,000 in coverage in the case of being hit by an underinsured or uninsured driver.
Will Uber cover the costs of the accident? Depending on the details of the incident, Uber’s insurance policy might apply. To learn more about whether Uber’s insurance policy can cover the costs of your accident, do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible.
Can I Sue and Receive Compensation?
You were involved in an Uber accident; could you sue and recover compensation? Based on the specific details surrounding your claim, you might be eligible to sue. If your claim is successful, you might also be eligible to recover compensation. Although you could recover compensation, there is no guarantee surrounding the type and amount of compensation available for recovery – as these specifics always depend on the details of the claim.
Depending on the details surrounding your claim, you could be eligible to receive some of the following types of compensation:
- Medical expenses
- Lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial costs
- Punitive damages
Part of the compensation awarded upon reaching a successful claim outcome could be reactivation of your Uber account. If you would like to learn more about the possibility of recovering any form of compensation for the harm suffered in your Uber accident (and even for the losses caused by your deactivation), do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the Uber accident experts at our firm immediately.
Our lawyers are ready to help you gain a better understanding of the type and amount of compensation that you might be eligible to receive. When you allow our experts to handle your claim, you can be certain that there will always be someone aggressively fighting for your right to recover the highest amount of compensation available for your claim. Do not hesitate to contact our firm immediately.
Contact Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
Are you an Uber driver that was recently involved in an accident while driving for the company? Did Uber deactivate your account after your accident? If you were involved in an Uber accident that resulted in a deactivation, you might be struggling. You might have recovered from your injuries, and you might be ready to drive for Uber again; however, you are unable to do so because your account is deactivated. Depending on the details surrounding your accident and the harm that you suffered, you might even be eligible to recover compensation (which could include account reactivation). To explore the possibility of pursuing a claim against Uber for the accident that you suffered, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance at your earliest convenience.
If you are in need of legal assistance, you could trust the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group to handle your claim and help you recover the compensation that you deserve. At Downtown L.A. Law Group, our lawyers have many years of experience handling all sorts of claims such as Uber accident claims. We understand the difficulties that could arise after drivers are in Uber accidents. Therefore, we are dedicated to providing all affected parties with the legal representation that is necessary to take legal action.
To ensure that all affected parties have access to the information necessary to start or continue claims, our firm offers free legal services – which include free consultations and free second opinions. During our free consultations and free second opinions, our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns. Our lawyers will provide you with all the information that you need to pursue your claim against Uber. Are you ready to speak with our experts and benefit from our free legal services? If so, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with our Uber accident lawyers at your earliest convenience.
How can we provide affected parties with free legal services? Our firm offers a Zero-Fee guarantee – which ensures that our clients are never required to pay any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. Our firm is also based on a contingency structure; therefore, our clients will not be required to pay anything until after reaching a successful claim outcome.
For more information and to discuss your claim with our Uber accident experts, do not hesitate to contact our law firm at your earliest convenience.
How to Sue Belkin for Defective Charging Banks
If you intend to file a product liability lawsuit against Belkin, you must show that the company was negligent in some way. Product liability lawsuits can be filed if you can prove at least one of the following points about the product:
- There was a design error present with the charging bank
- There was a manufacturing error that occurred when the charging bank was being made in the factory
- There were no hazard signs or symbols on the charging bank or on the packaging
The charging banks had a defect in the wiring, so it is likely that the materials were faulty or that there was a design that did not account for the small space or power usage.
You should make sure to go to the hospital to get medical treatment for your injuries. It is not recommended that you wait too long to visit a doctor. If you do not get treatment quickly, your injuries may worsen, or you may find that the insurance agent will doubt the validity of your claim. He can say that you were shocked by another item or in another incident, and he will say that the defective item was a convenient scapegoat. You should also make sure that you get copies of all medical documents, test results, doctor’s statements, hospital receipts, and more from the treatment center.
You can take photos of the damages from the electric shock, and you can also take pictures of the charging bank to show that the item caught fire, if applicable.
There may have been eyewitnesses who saw the incident happen or who can testify that the bank was defective. You can add their statements to your claim to bolster it. The more support you have from people who saw the incident, the stronger your case will be.
You may want to throw the charging bank away, try to repair it, or return it for a refund. You should do none of this. It is important that you keep the charging bank as it is and preserve it, as it is the most important piece of evidence you have. If you get rid of it, the insurance company can claim that there’s no way for the defect to be examined, since it is not present at all.
You may have a receipt showing that you bought the charging bank. You can make copies of this, or copies of a bank statement or email showing that you paid for the item.
You will benefit by hiring a product liability lawyer to handle your case for you. If you have never taken legal action, you may not know the first thing about moving forward with a defective product claim. An attorney can gather your proof, negotiate with the insurance agent, and keep you updated throughout the process while you recover and return to regular life.
Statute of Limitations to File a Product Liability Lawsuit
California has a statute of limitations of two years from the date of the injury if you wish to file a claim to receive compensation for damages. If you do not sue within this time period, you won’t be able to receive any restitution, and your claim will be thrown away. Often, individuals fail to understand the correct amount of time or do not know that there is a statute of limitations in the first place. It is important that you speak with a lawyer to determine how much time you have left on your case.
There is the possibility for your statute of limitations to be extended, but this will only happen in certain situations. If you were under 18 years old, you cannot sue without a legal guardian representing you, so you can wait until you turn legal age before the statute of limitations counts down. You also may have been left incapacitated and unable to sue, so the statute won’t start until you return to health. Further, the defendant must be in California – if he has left the state, the deadline will count down when he returns.